Andrew Bernard, Bernie to his friends, is a full-time professional speaker, author, relationships and equality advisor.
Bernie’s been delivering keynote talks and workshops since 2006 on varied topics, including: Equality, Masculinity, Domestic Abuse, Enterprise, Careers and Male Cancer and so far he’s worked with over 165,000 people in various settings.
He’s honed his skills in education, lecturing in Supply Chain Management at the University of Salford and in schools and colleges across the UK delivering his LAUNCH sessions to tens of thousands of young people embarking on their exams and career decisions, he’s delivered keynotes at Nursing, NHS, Teaching and Social Work Conferences on the importance of understanding healthy and unhealthy relationships. Bernie has also worked with dozens of blue-chip global manufacturers including Rolls Royce, Siemens, BAE Systems, Kellogg’s, SHARP, Jaguar | Land Rover, McBride and GEC to design and develop challenging events where educators and young people compete whilst gaining insights into manufacturing careers and opportunities.
Bernie is known to his clients as a humorous and dynamic speaker who believes in equality and works to develop better workplaces through working to challenge unhealthy workplace norms, to recognise boundaries and workplace bullying, to help men become allies to women and people of colour in their workplace and encourage empathy and flexibility in everyday interactions. What Makes A Man is his developmental programme to challenge unhelpful dominance-based masculinity and encourage more empathy in men and boys.
He’s an entrepreneur and a Director of National and Green Careers Weeks and his Crown House book The Ladder is about how we as adults and educators can help young people with ‘successful futures and confident career choices’. He is currently working on his next book Where Are The Men?: a call-to-action for male allies to help create more safety and equality for women everywhere.
Bernie is a Fellow of the Professional Speaking Association, husband, father and testicular cancer survivor.
- Career Development
- Workplace Culture
- Equality and Empathy
- Allyship and Leadership
- Healthy Masculinity
- Early Careers